Democrat senators are pushing Al Franken into his own early resignation following his sexual harassment accusations and a leaked photograph of him allegedly groping a sleeping woman. About half of the Democrats in the Senate are said to be female, which did not help Franken's case for remaining at his position, however that hasn't stopped Democrat women from looking the other way before.
NY Post reports that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is the first female Democratic Senator to call upon Franken to resign. It appears as though the Democratic Senators would like to send a message to the people of America that sexual harassment is not tolerated. However, some people believe there's an ulterior motive for which many of his colleagues have called for his resignation. Is there someone who would like to take his place sooner than later?
Al Franken is reportedly expected to announce his resignation on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
Here's the list of Senators, mostly women, who've called for Al Franken to resign, courtesy of NY Post.
"Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Maria Cantwell of Washington, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Dianne Feinstein of California, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Ron Wyden of Oregon, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Tom Carper of Delaware, Angus King of Maine and Chris Murphy of Connecticut."
What's next for Al Franken? Maybe he'll retire and start a podcast that takes him back to his roots as a mediocre comedian.